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5 Things to Look for in Your Corporate Finance Advisor

You have limited experience of capital raising so you need a corporate finance advisor, but then you have little experience of corporate finance advisors, so how do you know if they’re any good? We provide some top tips for aspiring business looking to go beyond their accountant or local business advisor when embarking on a ...

And Now For Something Completely Different...

Key points

  • Expect years not months until Article 50 is triggered
  • Boris Johnson to lead the UK out of Europe
  • Liberal Leavers only looking to leave “political structures” of the European Union
  • So Norwegian style deal most likely, with continued access to single market
  • Freedom of movement to stay, but further compromises on welfare
  • Short ...

Business Loan Terminology Buster

Finance is a world awash with jargon. For anyone but the experts the torrent of technical terminology can be bewildering. However, hidden behind many of the terms and phrases is usually a simple idea, and often a familiar one at that. In this Altimapa guide we define the most commonly used terms that you may ...

Direct Lending: the new force in corporate finance

The post-crisis bank retrenchment strangled the supply of traditional sources of finance for Europe’s corporate base. In its place, a range of alternative finance providers have flourished. For loans of less than £1mn, new peer-to-peer (P2P) and asset-backed lenders now provide a cheap source of company debt. For loans greater than £200mn, corporate behemoths have ...